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[caption width="640"] Dan Smith is aiming to raise 0,000 for charities before year-end. (WPT photo/Joe Giron)[/caption] They say the winter holidays are a season of giving. Acclaimed poker pro Dan Smithis taking that to another level with his charity drive, which could raise as much as $350,000 for a group of select charities. This is the second year in a row Smith has done a charity drive. In 2015, he and fellow poker pro Dan Colman pledged to match donations up to $70,000. With the help of other donation matching sites, Raising for Effective Giving (REG), and, of course, the scores of
Dan KingDan Smith didn't have to travel far to play in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, as he resided in Las Vegas at the time. Smith ended Day 5 with 5,360,000 in chips, putting him in sixth place with 79 players remaining. He finished the 2014 WSOP Main Event in 20th place for $286,000. The summer of 2014 had been kind to Smith, as prior to the Main Event, he found himself at two WSOP final tables. Smith finished in ninth place in a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event and sixth place in a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed event for approximately $29,000 and $96,000, respectively.